Costco Pharmacy Price Review

Costco Pharmacy Price Review

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Prescription medication isn’t cheap and so it makes sense to buy at the lowest possible price. Recently, I had to buy some prescriptions for my son who developed an infection. I thought it would be interesting to compare the prices of prescribed drugs at Costco against a well-known discount competitor’s pharmacy.  The competitor will remain nameless but I can tell you the discount competitor is found all across North America.  Here is my Costco Pharmacy Price Review.

Costco Pharmacy Price Review

Costco Pharmacy Price Review Comparison

The first medication was 30 mg of Bactroban a.k.a. Mupirocin. At Costco, the total cost was about $14. The competitor charged $28 for the same amount. The second medication was called Cephalexin and cost about $42 at Costco. For the same amount, the competitor charged $63. To summarize Costco was between 50% and 33% when compared with the competitor. Obviously, I’m only comparing a couple of drugs and not doing an exhaustive study. Having said that, in the past I’ve also seen similar trend with other prescription drugs.

Costco Pharmacy Price Review

Price Tip: When filling prescriptions, ask your Doctor or Pharmacist for a generic version of your prescription. If available, generic versions are chemically the same as name-brand drugs, but cost a fraction of the price.

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